Senator Stabenow Receives National Association of Community Health Centers AwardFriday, December 19, 2014
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow was presented today with the National Association of Community Health Centers' "Distinguished Community Health Champion Award" for her commitment to community health centers, which offer critical health services to families who would otherwise go without care. Sen. Stabenow received the award from the Michigan Primary Care Association during a tour of Jackson's Center for Family Health.
"Many Michigan families rely on community health centers to receive basic medical services, and thanks to the great work these groups do, more patients are getting the critical health care they need," said Stabenow.
Sen. Stabenow has led the effort to open and fund community health centers across Michigan and announced in September more than $8 million for 36 community health centers in the state, including Jackson's Center for Family Health. During the same month, she sent a letter to Sens. Reid and McConnell encouraging them to continue support for community health centers, which are facing funding reductions in the coming years.
Both the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Michigan Primary Care Association work to help make sure families in underserved communities have access to health care. Across the country, Community Health Centers serve more than 22 million people at more than 9,000 sites, including 240 sites in Michigan.